Omicron: Corona virus continues to wreak havoc in Singapore, cases may reach peak soon in Omicron wave
The wave of Omicron variant of Coronavirus in Singapore may reach its peak in the coming few days very rapidly, as was seen in South Africa last month. In a news reported in the media on Sunday, it was said that at the time of reaching the peak, about 15,000 cases of infection can be reported in a day. According to the Ministry of Health , 692 cases of Omicron variant were reported in Singapore on Saturday, out of which 541 were locally spread and 15 got infected from abroad.
Cases of Kovid-19 have been increasing rapidly here in recent weeks where most of the daily cases of infection are cases from Omicron (Singapore Coronavirus Update). The Straits Times newspaper quoted Associate Professor Alex Cooke, an infectious disease modeling specialist at the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hawk School of Public Health, as saying: 'My guess is that we will see a sharp peak like in South Africa and then this Will happen. Only then the number will be stable when the cases of infection will be very less.
There will be a wave of variants soon
The news said that in view of the new number of daily cases, such a wave of Omicron will soon come in Singapore, in which 10,000 to 15,000 cases can be reported every day (Singapore Omicron Variant Cases). It said that how fast the next wave would subside would depend on the sanctions imposed by Singapore. Professor Cook was quoted in the news as saying, 'It may be that we face a low, slow or gradually increasing wave and we will have to maintain the measures that are currently in place.'
Visible effect of tough restrictions
Despite Professor Cook's dire forecast, others, such as Professor Teo Yik Ying, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School, were more positive. They believe that due to strict management measures of the government, this variant in Singapore is spreading very slowly as compared to European Omicron Wave and North American countries. Apart from Singapore, other countries of the world are also registering a record increase in the cases of corona virus due to Omicron.